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Condé Nast’s “Don’t Run Prop 19 Ads on Reddit” Plan Has Not Worked Out Too Well

The Reddit community has been in a furor today over a decision by its corporate parent, Condé Nast, not to allow advertisements supporting Proposition 19, or the "Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010," which proposes to legalize many forms of marijuana use in the state. When Firedoglake, which was planning to advertise a pro-Prop 19 ad on the site, got in touch with Condé, they were told that "As a corporation, Conde Nast does not want to benefit financially from this particular issue." Their decision follows Facebook's ban on similar ads.

The difference between Reddit and Facebook, however, became apparent when the community took action, led by the site's moderators:

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